Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Continues Mentoring Students

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence, checked in with High Point University students today regarding the self-driving vehicle he began building with them two years ago. The team and “Woz,” as he’s fondly referred to by his HPU mentees, developed a strategy to combine the three systems that will allow […]

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A Q&A With HPU’s Global Artist in Residence: ‘The GPS Girl’ Karen Jacobsen

Karen Jacobsen, known as “The GPS Girl” and the most downloadable voice in the world, is HPU’s newest Global Artist in Residence. Through an ongoing partnership, Jacobsen will connect with HPU students and faculty for experiential learning opportunities. Below, learn more about about Jacobsen, her career and her advice to current college students.      […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 31, 2018 – High Point University welcomed 11 new staff members in December and January. They are as follows: Laura Giardullo joined the Office of Academic Services as a learning excellence specialist. She supports HPU students in their academic goals through coaching, connecting them with campus resources, helping them strategize for […]

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HPU Names New School of Undergraduate Sciences for Todd and Karen Wanek

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 29, 2018 – The High Point University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to honor Karen and Todd Wanek by naming the new School of Undergraduate Sciences for them. Todd Wanek is the CEO of Ashley Furniture, and Karen Wanek is president of Superior Fresh. Ashley Furniture, headquartered in Wisconsin, is the […]

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HPU’s Winter Family Weekend to Bring Thousands of Visitors to Campus and City

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 26, 2018 – High Point University will host approximately 5,000 visitors during Winter Family Weekend, Feb. 2-4. The annual winter event is a time for HPU students and families to experience together the university’s academic and cultural opportunities, as well as offerings throughout the city of High Point. Each year, Winter […]

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Multiplatinum Artist Josh Groban Named HPU’s 2018 Commencement Speaker

  CLICK HEREif you want to attend a university that attracts global leaders! HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2018 – Josh Groban, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable, will deliver High Point University’s Commencement address on May 5. “Josh Groban has inspired audiences around the world through his performances […]

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HPU’s Community Christmas Brings Out The Reason For The Season

For the seventh straight year, Christmas came to High Point University last week. At least 26,000 people experienced a two-night event that transformed the university into a storybook scene full of 12-foot Nutcrackers, a life-size Nativity and a 40-foot  DNA helix that turned into a striped candy cane. Snowflakes made of soap cascaded from rooftops, […]

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DeBell Family Establishes HPU Scholarship  

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 14, 2017 – John and Pam DeBell of Centreville, Virginia have established a student scholarship at High Point University to support the education of future leaders. The DeBells have a student at HPU and are lifelong entrepreneurs. In 1981, John DeBell founded Clippers, Inc., where he served as CEO and Pam DeBell […]

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HPU Students Raise $15,000 for Angel Tree Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2017 – High Point University students give offerings at weekly services in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel with a special group of people in mind. As a longstanding tradition, the chapel’s Board of Stewards collects the fall semester offerings to support the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program. This semester, […]

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October Extraordinary Leader: A Future Lawyer, A Born Leader

Open Lyndsey Clos’ day planner, and it’s like a rainbow, awash in color. She uses purple ink for classes, blue for meetings, red for something really important and green for anything dealing with student government. She is busy, this junior from Burlington, Vermont. She’s vice president of the Student Government Association, and she juggles many […]

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HPU’s Hillel Fosters Jewish Tradition on Campus

This story is featured in the Spring 2017 edition of the HPU Magazine. Discover below how HPU’s Hillel fosters community and Jewish tradition on campus. Every December, Sam Berg sees it in her sorority house. It’s on a table near her sorority’s Christmas tree, an iconic image she often saw in side her synagogue, around her neighborhood and […]

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‘The GPS Girl’ Karen Jacobsen Joins HPU as Global Artist in Residence

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2017 – Karen Jacobsen, known as “The GPS Girl” and the most downloadable voice in the world, is High Point University’s newest Global Artist in Residence. Through an ongoing partnership, Jacobsen will connect with HPU students and faculty for experiential learning opportunities. A native of Mackay, Australia, Jacobsen is well […]

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HPU Announces New Hires For November

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 1, 2017 – High Point University recently welcomed five new staff members during the month of November. They are as follows: Dr. Richard “Trey” Brindle joins HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy as a postdoctoral fellow. Brindle’s responsibilities include expanding the running-related biomechanics research in the Human Biomechanics and Physiology laboratories. Additionally, […]

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